As the only major Colombian city with access to the Pacific Coast, Cali is the main urban and economic centre in the south of the country, and has one of Colombia's fastest-growing economies. Cali is also a centre for sports in Colombia, and is the only Colombian city to have hosted the Pan American Games in Cali will host the first ever Junior Pan American Games in Cali is the shortened form of the official name of the city: Santiago de Cali. The origin of the word "Cali" comes from the local Amerindians the " Calima ".
Deportivo Cali is one of the most successful football teams in Colombia, having won nine domestic league championships, one Copa Colombia and one Superliga Colombiana , for eleven titles. Their stadium, Estadio Deportivo Cali , with an original capacity of 61,, is the largest football stadium in Colombia and was officially inaugurated on 19 November In its capacity was reduced to 55, people due to renovations. It was also the first Colombian team to reach the final of Copa Libertadores in